First days generate inspiration, enthusiasm, and general fancy. The first day of summer green lights the official start of the vacation had to get getaway season, a wave of let’s hit the beach-shore-coast good times, and a reason to reflect the beauty of the season throughout house and home. Coastal home decor and furnishings rich in sea escape colors, textures and patterns accentuate the casual elegance and seaside sophistication hallmarks of coastal style.
Fresh looks and fresh furnishings accent seasonal summer decorating and updating.
I’m a big believer in choices, options, and variety. They say variety is the spice of life, and living the life in spaces embellished in coastal style spices up the look in high tide fashion.
Jute, natural seagrass, and sisal area rugs top the coastal home decor area rug or runner list, meeting the durability test without compromising on the natural beauty style factor.
The high tide high traffic flow of beach to retreat traffic an area rug or runner sees is the main reason I don’t normally source or suggest selecting a wool rug, however I do like the statement look created by layering a Persian rug over a jute rug in a space less traveled such as a home office as shown in the image above. Rugs in natural and serene shades of a traditional coastal color palette gorgeously work the room.
Materials and form is present and accounted for in the driftwood wall shelf. I would not shy away from painting the shelf or the entire piece in your favorite coastal color. Studying the piece, I vote metallic. So sea chic!
Bistro stools made of rattan woven in navy blue and white personifies casual elegance.
The ocean, sea or gulf shares the commonalities of form, color, texture, layers, balance, and flow with interior design and decorating. Quality beach time inspires a sea to shore moodboard.
When a season, a destination, or an activity touches the heart of your family, it is only natural to want to add a touch of it to your home decor. The traditional aspects- wicker, rattan, serene color palettes, crisp cotton, stripes, woven naturals, upholstered linen and bamboo are well-appointed and well represented in this coastal home decor show and tell.
The Clairan Armchair pairs classic French style accented with ooh la la factor in casual elegance form and function.
After carefully studying the form, fabric and function of the Rosario Slipper Chair, I decided this super chic affordable chair is a coastal home decor must have. Pair it with a complementing throw pillow or footstool and you’ve got a coastal style winning combination.
Colors of the coast and its landscape, skies and waters inspire the coastal color palette.
Gorgeous is in the details of the statement piece. The Geoffrey Console from Century Furniture is an elegant investment piece for coastal decorating in high tide style.
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Big looks come in small teal and gold accent table packages.
Make Mine Something Tropical
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Millennials love Mid-Century Modern, or at least the fourteen in the Places In The Home family do. I could not resist sharing the Westwood 2 Door Accent Cabinet with you all. The style is chic, the pattern is summer spot on, and the home bar is open.
The seaside cocktail hour is set to coastal style for the it’s five o’clock somewhere crowd.
Pacific Coast Lighting Banana Tree Lamp || Miles Marble Bowl || Fish Bottle Opener || Bistro Croc Glass Highball Glass || Crab Bowl & Spreader Set || Coconut Palm Puzzle Wood Decorative Box || Sea Fare Shell Hors D’Oeuvre Long Toothpicks
Rattan and wicker pendant lights fall under the category of classic coastal home decor lighting choices done right.
Sea air is warm air. Move it around in style with a pair of Alexandrea Pendant Ceiling Fans. Double the style, double the comfort.
Bay Court Hanging Lantern || Archibald 1-Light Flush Mount || Crystorama Coco Collection Antique Silver Mini Chandelier || Solar System Chandelier || Crystorama Broche Collection 6-light Antique Gold Chandelier || Desideria 5-Light Drum Chandelier || Duron 3-Light Semi Flush Mount || Varaluz Banana Leaf 2-Light Wall Sconce – 12W in. Banana Leaf
Aesthetic Burnell Table Lamp || Whitney Mother of Pearl Table Lamp || Elysia Blue Glaze One- Light Table Lamp || Beachcrest Home Robbinston Undersea 18.62 Table Lamp || Joyce Grey Faux Alligator Table Lamp (Set of 2) || Cordelia Silver Leaf Seashell Table Lamp
Sea & Style Accents
She, he, we decorate(s) with seashells found on the seashore or the local craft and hobby store.
Seashells typify coastal areas, and a striking display of gathered shells from the shore or from the shelf housed in a decorative bowl or urn planter in coastal home decor fashion draws the eye.
Coastal style transcends a decorating trend. Coastal is not just a decorating style or home decor accessory choice, it’s a state of mind.
Warm breezes, cool drinks, and crystal clear waters feed the soul and inspire the coastal home decor decorating mind.